Another miracle from God… my husband home early from work one night this week and wanted to sit and watch a movie,
it wasn’t dark, so I didn’t lock up the birds,
a storm came in… my husband always says the rain keeps predators away…
um not when it stops.
I got ‘anxious’ after I saw that it was dark outside, and wanted to go lock up…
he reminded me of the rain…
I only last a about 10 minutes… I was so concered, I didn’t do my ‘normal’ flashlight check of the outer coop (screened in section), and just started doing a headcount of our hens, when I heard a noise, then another louder noise…
def. not the cardinals who have a nest in there,
I was busy counting…. God is so kind.
When I turned, what do I see crawling up the wires = HUGE racoon!
I told him to get out & went to find my husband – after ‘locking’ the inner door of the coop to protect the lady-birds.
A few months ago, we moved our trash cans with feed into the pen after we ‘heard’ & trapped another ‘coon who was knocking them over.
I moved them out of the coop when we raised meat-birds 2 years ago.
My husband set the trap today, and will relocate our current, furry-visitor, but WOW, I do not like being that CLOSE to a thing that attacks!
All our girls were quiet, unlike 2 years ago when it was a possum inside the nesting/roostig section of their coop… that was another night God provided a miracle. No birds lost either time.
God loves me.
Lesson learned: lock up birds BEFORE dark, and who cares if it’s raining or not!